With chrome guitars, laser lights and the energy of a thousand blinding suns, Chromeo brought down the house one night after playing Coachella. With a raucous sold-out crowd at The Independent chanting “CHRO-MEE-OHHH, CHRO-MEE-OHHH,” P-Thugg and Dave 1 worked their magic and lit up the venue—literally. Playing their collection of addictive pop-funk jams with an ’80s electro vibe that would make Hall & Oates jealous, Chromeo got the crowd dancing, sweating and singing along to hit after hit. From Fancy Footwork to Bonafied Lovin and Night By Night, the duo charmed and electrified San Francisco. They also previewed a few dance-worthy tracks off their upcoming album, White Women, such as Jealous (I Ain’t With It) and Frequent Flyer. The new tracks are Chromeo classics in the making and proved that the duo’s future is as bright as the white lights bouncing off their cop glasses.
Opening the night for Chromeo was talented California native, Tokimonsta. Mixing in ambient electro beats with some hip-hop sprinkled here and there, she won over new fans as the crowd swayed and cheered in delight to each drop. Dreamy, laid-back but packing some bass, Tokimonsta hypnotized The Independent and seemed like a perfect calm before the shiny storm.
Words and photos by Jason Demetillo.